“"Tyrants" should be required reading for everyone in business. Throughout our careers we have faced and will likely face again managers with less than sterling skills. "Tyrants" focuses on how you handle tyrant managers and your particular situation rather than blaming the other person.
The exercises and tips throughout the book provide the reader with a roadmap of how to navigate these difficult situations. In my experience, so many people fall into the "victim" mode and lose their control over the situation. This book helps individuals regain control over their work lives and offers more than hope -- it offers a way to cope, a way to manage, and a way out.”
- John R. Anderson
“Tony Deblauwe's approach to dealing with an abrasive, domineering boss is both insightful and inspired. He avoids the path of the typical "survive your bully boss" books by providing the reader with a process for analyzing the dynamics underlying tyrannical workplace behavior and then offers specific steps to deal with the situation.”
- Laura Crawshaw, Ph.D
“Everyone meets up with tyrants in the workplace -- bosses, difficult clients or those demanding peers. The usual responses -- yelling at the dog or white-knuckling the commute -- just don't make a difference. Complaining to others, likewise. Tony's Tangling with Tyrants shows us how to keep our dignity and our power even in the face of the fussiest Princess with the smallest Pea. Practical advice and better yet, a truly understanding tone make it possible to change our behavior with astonishing results. I serve as an executive coach to many people who work with or for tyrants -- this book will be on their must-read list!”
- Debra Carpenter